Frederick Douglass IV Seeks Enhanced Lives FOR All People
Frederick Douglass IV, Enhancing the Lives of People Living in America
Talks to youths about the urgent need to avoid the contemporary slavery of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gluttony, and premarital sex, especially among teens, leading to unplanned and unwanted pregnancies, stressing that males get pregnant too.
Works continuously to stimulate dialogues between people of diverse races, creeds and colors with the emphasis on bringing about an appreciation for all cultures so that everyone can have a greater appreciation and understanding of each other.
Encourages men step up and cease using the negative references to women in contemporary music as well as in daily conversation.
FDIV and his wife BJ, encourage women to steadfastly resist the current trend of accepting and, referring to themselves with negative terms such as “bitch,” “ho,” etcetera. Young men and women are encouraged to replace negative references with positive affirmations and refer to themselves as intelligent, attractive, beautiful, handsome, and leaders of the future.
Selected Achievements of Frederick Douglass IV
Lobbied successfully to obtain more than $1 million for major improvements to the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site:
Worked in the vanguard of leadership to secure passage of the legislation (against the odds in a Republican administration) that established the National Museum of African American History and Culture;
Lobbied successfully to have the narrative of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave: Written by Himself selected as the Book of the Year in Baltimore and in the Read across America movement placing this magnificent work on required reading list.
I WONT TURN BACK
FDIV states, “I will not stop my work because there are so many needs throughout America. I will continue to address the imbalance in educational and economic opportunities for my people. I must address situations like Charlottesville, VA; Jena, LA; Ferguson; Central Park 5; police brutality and other situations where deeply entrenched racism manifests and exists daily. I am not afraid of rude family members who try to discredit me. I will not turn back nor turn my back on situations where an unfair justice system threatens to send young African-American males to jail for long terms to fill the pockets of unscrupulous people, and pad the pockets of bad actors on the police force and the attempted to destroy a generation. I will not be silent on modern day lynching in America.
Refusing to rest on his laurels, FDIV strives to encourage African-American’s throughout the Nation to move past “We shall Overcome” and know we have overcome. He encourages us to sing the lyrics of the great gospel song “I won’t turn back, I won’t turn back, my heart is filled, my mind is made up, I won’t turn back!”